Global Defense - In Photos: British Army Paratroopers aka The Red Devils

February 19, 2019



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The Parachute Regiment, also known as "The Paras" is Britain's elite Airborne Infantry that specializes in air assault. It is a part of 16 Air Assault Brigade.


British Paratroopers are trained to conduct a range of missions, from prevention and preemption tasks, to complex, high intensity war fighting. 


British Paratrooper - 1943

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 Pvt. William Blackwell, a British army paratrooper, rappels Australian style on the Air Assault obstacle course at Fort Bragg, N.C. 

Photo by Staff Sgt. Felix Fimbres


British Army Paratroopers from The Parachute Regiment take part in major multinational exercise in Georgia.

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The Parachute Regiment were formed in WWII and British Army Paratroopers earned the nickname “Red Devils” from German Paras in North Africa.


British Army Paratroopers from 16 Air Assault Brigade train during Exercise Joint Warrior.

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British Colour Sgt. Christopher Wright (Far Right), a British army paratrooper, gets ready to jump onto St. Mere Eglise drop zone from a UH-60 Black Hawk at Fort Bragg.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Felix Fimbres


Paratroopers of British Army,The Parachute Regiment, assault an airfield on the Stanford Training Area in Norfolk.

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British Army Paratroopers in combat in Helmand Province, Afghanistan during Operation Herrick.

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The paratroopers of The Parachute Regiment are confronted with a barrage of petrol bombs, missiles and abuse during public order training during Exercise Green Fray.  

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British paratroopers jump into Latvia alongside their US counterparts to show their ability to strike hard and fast in response to crises anywhere in the world.

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The Red Devils are the Parachute Regiment's parachute display team who are regular serving paratroopers from the four battalions.

They also coach the Pathfinders in skydiving and canopy handing.




British Army Paratroopers from 16 Air Assault Brigade jump onto fields near Mont St Michel in Normandy.

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Paratroopers from US and UK board the aircraft to perform a joint jump during Exercise Rattlesnake.

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 British Army Paratroopers in full battle rig are tested with a 10-mile speed march during a competition.

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